Teaching citation for Flinders NT

A team from Flinders NT has won an Australian Government Award for University Teaching.

Associate Professor Narelle Campbell, Dr Helen Wozniak, Associate Professor Sue Lenthall and Ms Annie Farthing received one of the 2017 Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

The team’s citation was for ‘facilitating quality workplace-based supervision practice for health professionals in remote locations through development and provision of context-responsive inter-professional training and peer review resources’.

Annie Farthing, who was part of the Flinders NT team.

“In a nutshell, we were recognised for the development and delivery of suite of professional development activities and resources to support doctors, nurses and allied health professionals who provide supervision to students undertaking work-based placement learning,” says Associate Professor Campbell.

“Quality supervision in the workplace is critical to the development of our upcoming workforce,” she says.

“In rural and remote areas professional development is harder to access because of the distances, limited opportunities and complexities of balancing patient care with student supervision and professional development time.”

The federal Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham, who announced the awards last week, congratulated each of the 89 individuals and teams named in the 2017 awards.

“This year’s citations again highlight the capacity of the Australian higher education sector to produce individuals and teams who collaborate, innovate and inspire students to learn,” Mr Birmingham says.

“It is entirely appropriate that we acknowledge and celebrate their accomplishments in delivering a richer, more engaging experience for students.”

The SA presentations took place at the State Library of South Australia on 19 September.

For more information see: https://www.education.gov.au/award-recipients.

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